Argyll is famous for its festivals; highland games, highland dancing, and Scottish country music, to name a few. If you plan to visit during these times, you are strongly advised to book your accommodation well in advance as during the festivals there is an over whelming demand for accommodation. The festivals are all very well attended and people come from far and wide as these festivals are an established part of the Scottish festivals calendar. Most of the festivals have highland games, highland dancing, and music.
The Black Bottle Islay Jazz Festival is an extraordinary and totally unique event which presents the best jazz you can hear in Scotland in the most unusual, atmospheric and inspirational venues. For detailed information contact: Islay Arts Association 01496 860216, or 0131 4673660, or visit Islay Jazz Festival web site.
The festival will take place from Friday, September 9-11, 2016
Bute Jazz Festival began in 1988 as a small music gathering but it proved to be a great success. Since then the festival has been staged annually on the First weekend of May (during the May Day Bank Holiday Weekend). Now this is the festival for celebration of Traditional Jazz in the Isle of Bute. The festival is held from Thursday to Monday. For details contact: Isle of Bute Discovery Centre, Rothesay, PA20 0AH. Telephone: 01700 502151 Fax: 01700 505156 or click here to visit their web site.
The next Festival will be on April 29 to May 2, 2016
Mull of Kintyre Music Festival is now a regular feature and it is held regularly on the second last weekend of August every year since 1993. The festival has now expanded to include Thursdays for the 'Young Folk Night' and during 2004 the festival was expanded to Wednesday to include the 'Gaelic Concert Night'.
The list of Bands and Musicians will be announced later. For further details contact: Music Coordinator, Muneroy, Argyll Street, Campbeltown, Argyll, PA28 6AZ. Telephone: 01586 552034, Fax: 01586 554972 or Send an email or visit their web site
The next Festival will be on August 17-21, 2016
Tarbert Music Festival is usually held every year in September. A large number of Bands and musicians participate in this very popular festival.For further details contact: Telephone: 01880 820479, Fax: 01880 820479, email
The next Festival will be on September 16-18, 2016